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Alberta Blue Dwarf Alberta Spruce

Picea glauca 'Haal'

SKU
06464
An improved, cold hardy selection with striking silvery blue foliage that does not revert back to green. Slow growing plant in tight conical form makes it nearly maintenance free. Outstanding in containers or planted in the landscape as a specimen or in an odd number grouping. Decorate with white lights for Christmas. Evergreen.
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Best with regular watering. Requires less frequent watering, once established.

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Botanical PronunciationPY-see-uh GLAW-kuh
Average Size at MaturitySlow growing 5-7 ft. tall, 2 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeConifer; prized for foliage.
Design IdeasThis superior evergreen with its dense conical form is one of the best for formal gardens. Use in conjunction with short sheared hedges and parterres. Try two to flank a fountain, entry door, gateway or classical sculpture. Incorporate into foundation planting for welcome verticals between windows with geometry that is stunning under snow. Combine with other evergreens in shrub borders for diversity of form and color and with flowering and colored foliage shrubs. In pots on porch or patio they add Old World charm or traditional Colonial character.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Foliage ColorSilver-blue
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary, Cottage, Rustic
Growth HabitConical
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseContainer, Specimen
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Dwarf Plant, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, North American Native Selection, Year-round Interest, Compact Form, Tolerates Road Salt
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsBest with regular watering. Requires less frequent watering, once established.
Companion PlantsCreate a native woodland garden with Snowberry, Hyssop, Dogwood, and Potentilla, or a formal European look with Boxwood, Euonymus and the silver foliage of Fescue, Lavender, and Dead Nettle. The silvery blue foliage is always complemented by purple foliage plants like Ninebark, Barberry, and Smoke Tree.

Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment. Apply a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 2-8

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